The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin: Summary & Analysis


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Ben Franklin's brother James was a

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1. Surprisingly, Ben Franklin was

2. The French aristocracy liked Ben Franklin because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Today, Benjamin Franklin is known as an American icon. But his road to this venerated spot in American history wasn't all that easy. This quiz and worksheet will provide you with some questions that will assess your knowledge of Franklin's life, accomplishments, and the evolution of his political views.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to test yourself on:

  • Franklin's family
  • Franklin's early political views
  • Why the French aristocracy liked Franklin
  • Early education

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall make sure that you can accurately recall the key facts from The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin as they apply to his role in American history
  • Reading comprehension - assess your comprehension of the circumstances surrounding Franklin's early life, education and changing political views
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of Franklin's life to answer questions on his influence both in America and abroad

Additional Learning

You can learn more about Franklin by reading the associated lesson called The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin: Summary & Analysis. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Franklin's evolving political views
  • Early life and education
  • Personal accomplishments
  • Disillusionment with the British
  • Franklin in Paris